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SJR9 SUB1 Senate Joint Resolution 9 History

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9

(By Senators Laird, Browning, Williams, Wills, Snyder, Miller, K. Facemyer, Palumbo, Green, Chafin, Plymale, Jenkins and Foster)

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[Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary]

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Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending article X thereof by adding thereto a new section, designated section twelve, relating to exempting certain nonprofit youth organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America and its affiliates, from taxation on property owned by the organization which is leased or used to support the organization; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, two thirds of the members elected to each house agreeing thereto:

    That the question of ratification or rejection of an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia be submitted to the voters of the state at the next general election to be held in the year 2012, which proposed amendment is that article X thereof be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section twelve, to read as follows:

ARTICLE X. TAXATION AND FINANCE.

§12. Nonprofit youth organization revenue exemption.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution to the contrary, any property owned by a nonprofit organization with youth services as its primary purpose that has been chartered by the United States Congress to promote self reliance and service to others, including the Boy Scouts of America and its affiliates, subsidiaries or divisions that owns an area of at least six thousand contiguous acres within West Virginia in which it provides educational, literary, scientific, charitable and recreational activities for young people and others, and which property is leased or offered for use on a temporary basis to generate revenue for the nonprofit organization, shall be exempt from ad valorem property taxation, subject to such requirements, limitations and conditions as may be prescribed by general law.

Resolved further, That in accordance with the provisions of article eleven, chapter three of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, such proposed amendment is hereby numbered “Amendment No. 1” and designated as the “Boy Scouts And Other Nonprofit Youth Organization Tax Exemption Support Amendment” and the purpose of the proposed amendment is summarized as follows: “To amend the State Constitution to exempt certain nonprofit youth organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America and its affiliates, subsidiaries or divisions, from taxation on property owned by the organization which is leased or offered for use on a temporary basis to support the organization.”

 

 

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